SaaS. Chapter 5 of the second reference book. SaaS is directly consumable by the end-user. More specifically, SaaS provides the full stack of cloud services, and ideally presents these to end-user in a fashion that is not radically different from how users expect to use their applications. .
Chapter 5 of the second reference book
Salesforce.com provides the following modules as services: Sales, Service & Support, Partner Relationship Management, Marketing, Content, Ideas and Analytics.
- add user-defined customized fields,
- add customized tabs for specific vertical or function-level features.
- Pipleline and opportunity management
- Order management
- Advanced forecasting
- Incentive management
- Upsell manager
- Account management
NetSuite has also launched a global business management system called OneWorld, which offers on-demand international support to mid-market companies, or multi-national organizations.
- SugarCRM itself is not an on-demand service. Rather it is an open-source software solution based on a “LAMP” stack.
- It is very easy and cheap to build SaaS solution on top of an IaaS by downloading SugarCRM and installing it on a virtual machine.
- Absence, Compensation, Benefits, Staffing, Development, Performance management.
Another well-known SaaS provider in the HR space. It provides the following functions as services
- Recuritment, Performance Management, Employee Lifecycle, career management, and succession planning
Intuit (The company who develops TurboTax, Quicken) provides online service include accounting, payroll and payment solutions.
Cisco Webex: combines real-time collaboration with phone conferenceing.
- backup can be scheduled
- it automatically detects the change of the folders and files and backup the most recent version
- all files are encrypted.
- It can backup buisness applications such as SQL and Exchanges
- Data can be restored through the web, as a Mozy virtual drive on Windows, or via ordering a DVD restore.
- Is not a service running on cloud.
- It can backup data to disk, tape, and Amazon S3. The user can specify hosts, paths, and backup destination at a central console.
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An integration of
- BI software stack
(data warehouse, ETL, BI)
for developing and deploying large-scale BI, social, mobile intelligence applications.
MicroStrategy Cloud Enterprise is architected for processing large volumes of data in a highly concurrent manner.
MicroStrategy Personal offers BI software as a service that allws users to upload, visualize, and share data through cloud.